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28. Feb, 2013 18:00 (HKT)

Harvest day for gamers: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus, Macross 30, Phantasy Star Online 2, Shin Sangoku Musou 7, Shining Ark, Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission, Professor Layton 3DS & more! - in Weekly Games Update!



Welcome to this week's Games Update, our weekly summary featuring new product arrivals from the last seven days. Be naughty and be bloody in Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus, throw a party with the divas in the Macross 30th Anniversary game and join the gamers in Phantasy Star Online 2 Special Package.

More voluptuous girls are joining the ninja wars in Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus. The stage moves from the Nintendo 3DS to the PS Vita, and instead of being a platformer, the game turns into a 3D action game.

All the ladies from Hanzou academy and Orochi girls academy are returning, and new characters from the Gessen Girls Academy are moving in to complicate things. With 20 player characters, the action is more colourful and thrilling than ever.

The popular "Ninja turn" and the "costume rip" systems are back. Gamers can try a partial rip and a complete rip. With the Wi-Fi function, gamers can connect with up to three more players for a fight. Equip yourself, and see who's the ultimate ripper.

The DX Pack comes with a set of 5 Nyu Nyu Pack Chibi figures a drama CD, a selected soundtrack CD with special packaging:

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus -Shoujotachi no Shoumei- [Nyuu Nyuu DX Pack Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus -Shoujotachi no Shoumei- [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 47.9924h
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus: Otome Shoujotachi no ShoumeiASIA N/Asold




In 2013, the Macross franchise will celebrate its 30th anniversary. From the first songstress Lynn Minmei to the latest stars such as Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee, everyone who sings is joining this celebration. The director Kawamori Shouji weaves a brand new plot to include the full cast of jet pilots, valkyries and ladies.

The game takes place on a planet with unstable conditions. Bandits are everywhere, so hunters go there to take them down. In this chaos, Ichijou Hikaru, flies over onto the planet to search for Lynn Minmei and Misa, and the other boys Basara and Saotome Aruto are in their fighter jets, ready to battle the newest threat.

The Chouginga Limited Edition comes with the Layout & Sketches Artbook, the Material Collection Artbook, a Poster Collection, a 30th Anniversary Booklet and Special Markings for the Valkyries.

Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu UtagoeJPN US$ 46.9924h
Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe [Chouginga Box Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold




Phantasy Star Online 2 is intended for 3 platforms. While gamers are having fun on the PC version, the developers are working hard to create the PS Vita version. Both PC and Vita versions share the same server, so gamers can transfer their game data between the two platforms.

The Special Package contains some exclusive items that will give gamers a leg up in their adventures. Dress your characters in the in-game costumes included, and arm them with the special weapons. The package comes with an evolved original mag device and a sheet of little wing stickers.

The music disc includes two tracks, and all gamers can enjoy a 30 day Premium Set as well as a Fun1000 ticket.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Special PackageJPN US$ 98.991w




Head back to the ancient times when China was split into three kingdoms. The war is still in full swing. In Shin Sangoku Musou 7, Each of the three kingdoms have two more warriors, the battle system is improved with more attack and defence modes and each warrior has his or her own speciality weapon.

Execute the powerful Storm Rush Mode by giving your warriors the weapons they are best at. This attack can break your foe's defence. As for your defence, depending on your weapon's attributes, you can activate the Variable Counter. The Musou Ranbu attacks have evolved into Kakusei Ranbu, and for more power, use the Shin Kakusei Ranbu.

The Treasure Box comes with an Original Soundtrack, Special Character 3D Crystal and a Character Material Collection Book.

Treasure Box Editions

Shin Sangoku Musou 7 (Treasure Box) (Chinese Version)ASIA N/Asold
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 (Treasure Box) (Japanese Language Version)ASIA US$ 118.991w
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 [Treasure Box]JPN N/Asold

Regular Editions

Shin Sangoku Musou 7JPN US$ 83.901-5d
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 (Chinese Version)ASIA N/Asold
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 (Japanese Language Version)ASIA N/Asold




Find an angel washed up ashore and take her on a quest to hunt monsters. Tony Taka once again join hands with Sega to create the Shining Ark. The beautiful elfen ladies, pirate queens and the magical bakery are back. Fight baddies, harvest produces and bake bread for everyone on the island.

Leaving the beautiful island, you are invited to the fights in Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission. You use your fists, your ki and your cards. Choose five out of your deck. The more you use a certain character card, the more powerful it becomes, bring him with you to the plot-changing battles in Dragon Ball.

If you prefer to train your brain muscles, join Professor Layton on an adventure to the land of snow. A girl encased in ice is the clue to a civilization beyond human imagination. The puzzles are becoming more challenging and the graphics simply jump out at you from the Nintendo 3DS screen.

Find the answer to the oldest mystery to Tharsis. Create your avatar, recruit your team and board the sky ship. Etrian Odyssey IV takes players across the vast lands. Gamers have to chart their own maps as they explore the world for glory. To give everyone a hint of the treasures inside, the game comes with the music and art collection.

Here's the summary of this week's releases:

Xbox360

Crysis 3 (Hunter Edition)US US$ 29.991-2w
Dead Space 3EUR US$ 9.9924h
History: Legends of WarEUR US$ 39.995-15d
Metal Gear Rising: RevengeanceASIA N/Asold
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limited Edition)US N/Asold
Risen 2: Dark WatersJPN US$ 56.991-5d
Turtle Beach Ear Force XLa Amplified Headset (Xbox360) US$ 42.991w


PlayStation3

Crysis 3 (Hunter Edition) (Chinese + English Version)ASIA N/Asold
Dead Space 3EUR US$ 12.992-4w
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Blast (PS3 the Best)ASIA N/Asold
Dynasty Warriors 7 EmpiresEUR US$ 24.992-4w
Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu UtagoeJPN US$ 46.9924h
Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe [Chouginga Box Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Limited Edition)US N/Asold
PlayStation3 New Slim Console (250GB Azurite Blue Model) - 110VJPN N/Asold
PlayStation3 New Slim Console (250GB Garnet Red Model) - 110VJPN N/Asold
Risen 2: Dark WatersJPN US$ 23.991w
Saint Seiya Senki (PS3 the Best)ASIA N/Asold
Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 88.991w
Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 73.991w
Shin Sangoku Musou 7JPN US$ 83.901-5d
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 [Treasure Box]JPN N/Asold
Turtle Beach Ear Force XP300 Wireless Gaming Headset US$ 169.991w
Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 Gaming Headset N/Asold


PS Vita

History: Legends of WarEUR N/Asold
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 PlusJPN US$ 52.991w
PSVita PlayStation Vita - Wi-Fi Model (Ice Silver) [Phantasy Star Online 2 Limited Bundle]JPN N/Asold
Persona 4: GoldenEUR US$ 26.9924h
Phantasy Star Online 2 Special PackageJPN US$ 98.991w
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus -Shoujotachi no Shoumei- [Nyuu Nyuu DX Pack Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus -Shoujotachi no Shoumei- [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 47.9924h


Nintendo 3DS

Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate MissionJPN US$ 69.991-5d
Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission [LaLaBit Market Luxury Edition]JPN N/Asold
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (w/ Music & Art Collection)US N/Asold
Layton Kyouju to Choubunmei A no IsanJPN US$ 54.991w
Osawari Tantei Nameko DaihanshokuJPN US$ 39.991w


Sony PSP

D.C. III Plus: Da Capo III Plus [Beginners Pack]JPN US$ 126.991-5d
D.C. III Plus: Da Capo III Plus [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 96.991w
D.C. III Plus: Da Capo III Plus [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 59.991-2w
Gundam Memories: Tatakai no Kioku (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 29.991w
Hakuoki: Warriors of the ShinsengumiUS N/Asold
Kyoukaisen no Horizon Portable [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 54.991w
Kyoukaisen no Horizon Portable [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 34.991-5d
Macross Triangle Frontier (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 29.991-5d
Mobile Suit Gundam: Shin Gihren no Yabou (PSP the Best)JPN US$ 39.991w
Shining ArkJPN US$ 14.9924h
Shining Ark (Accessory Set)JPN US$ 23.991-5d
Solomon's Ring: Kaze no Shou [Limited Edition]JPN US$ 60.991-5d
Solomon's Ring: Kaze no Shou [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 30.991w
Stellar * Theater Portable [Limited Edition]JPN N/Asold
Stellar * Theater Portable [Regular Edition]JPN US$ 57.901-5d


PlayStation2

Dynasty Warriors 4 (Greatest Hits)US US$ 31.991-2w


PC Game

Crysis 3 (Hunter Edition) (DVD-ROM)US N/Asold
Crysis 3 (Hunter Edition) (DVD-ROM) (Chinese + English Version)ASIA N/Asold
History: Legends of War (DVD-ROM)EUR US$ 24.992-4w
Transport SimulatorEUR US$ 19.992-4w


Game Guides and Books

Famitsu DS + Wii [April 2013]JPN US$ 16.9024h
V-Jump [April 2013]JPN N/Asold
Weekly Famitsu No. 1264 (2013 03/07+14) [w/ Special DLC for Demon Gaze, Samurai & Dragons, Monster Radar +]JPN N/Asold




Here's a preview of hot games that are expected to come next week:

PlayStation3

Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- FJPN US$ 64.98

PS Vita

Soul SacrificeJPN US$ 43.99
Tales of Hearts RJPN US$ 61.99
Tales of Hearts R [LaLaLaBit Market Limited Edition]JPN N/A





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